Clinical Trials in Melanoma
This slide show explains what clinical trials are, how they are conducted, and why they are important for patients with melanoma. Melanoma clinical trials are research studies in which people volunteer to help test new ways to screen for or diagnose melanoma, new procedures, or new treatments. Most clinical trials in melanoma test new treatments. In this slide show, we focus on trials of new melanoma treatments. This slide show also provides an overview of the potential benefits and risks of participation, phases of clinical trials, eligibility criteria, informed consent, and more. Clinical trials can be a hopeful option for many patients, at any stage of melanoma – not just advanced disease. Be sure to discuss all your treatment options, including clinical trials, with your healthcare team.